My specialization is in Chinese classical literature and bibliography. My research focuses on the study of popular literature through the analysis of Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasty colloquial Chinese texts (baihuawen) and on the expansion of commercial publishing which brought about a boom its readership. Specifically, I look at the publication history of Journey to the West (Xiyou ji; aka. “Monkey”) and the activities of its publishers (shufang). I also investigate the process through which the personal attributes of Zhang Fei are defined in Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi yanyi).
2003 B.A. in Chinese literature, Department of Linguistics, University of Tokyo
2005 M.A. in Chinese literature, Asian Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo
2006–2008 Study abroad at Graduate School of Literature, Capital Normal University (Chinese government scholarship for advanced students)
2013 Ph.D. candidate, Chinese literature, Asian Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo
2016 Graduated Ph.D.
2011 Visiting Researcher, International Academy for China Studies, Peking University
2013–2015 PD Research Fellow, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (Keio Institute of Oriental Classics)
2015–2018 Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate School, Yamanashi University
2018 Concurrent Associate Professor (Department of Pioneering Asian Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo), U-PARL
Books & Articles
“A Textual Study of the Shidetang (世德堂) Edition of Xiyouji,” Wenxue yichan 2010, 4th quarter. (In Chinese)
“Editions of the Li Zhuowu xiansheng piping Xiyouji,” Nihon Chūgoku gakkō hō 7, 2011. (In Japanese)
“The Iberis Plant of the 1.8 Zhang-long “Serpent” Spear: New Thoughts on the Formation of the Characteristics of Zhang Fei,” Sangokushi kenkyū 7, 2012. (In Japanese)
“The relationship between Zhou-shi Wanjuan-lou Renshou-tang Publisher at Jinling and Zhou-shi Daye-tang Publisher,” Shidō bunko ronshū 48, 2014. (In Japanese)
“On the existence of wide-area cooperation in commercial publishing between bookstores owned by different clans in the late Ming,” Tōhōgaku 131, 2016. (In Japanese)